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English definition of “brisk”

brisk

adjective uk   /brɪsk/ us  
quick, energetic, and active: a brisk walk He set a brisk pace and we struggled to keep up. Her tone on the phone was brisk (= she spoke quickly and used few words) and businesslike.
briskly
adverb uk   /ˈbrɪsk.li/ us  
She walked briskly into town. Beat the eggs whites briskly until soft peaks form. "Let's get it over with," he said briskly.
briskness
noun [U] uk   /ˈbrɪsk.nəs/ us  
(Definition of brisk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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